Coronavirus Canada update: Seven outbreaks at Nova Scotia LTCs

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Nova Scotia officials said in a press release there are seven licensed long-term care homes in the province with cases of COVID-19, involving 42 residents and 23 staff.

Northwood’s Halifax long-term care facility is experiencing the biggest outbreak, with 38 residents and 21 staff members infected with the virus. They’ve also announced an increase of 18 cases in the past 24 hours.

Those cases are part of 579 diagnoses of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, after health officials identified 30 more people with the virus since Wednesday.

Among the province’s cases, there are 179 people who have recovered, while 11 people are in hospital, including four in intensive care.

As of April 16, health officials in Nova Scotia have seen 18,453 negative test results to go along with their positive diagnoses.

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